Tinned food, dry goods and essential toiletries were donated by students and staff at the school, and were collected on Thursday 12 December. They will be distributed to homeless shelters that are not in receipt of funding in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and London during the Christmas period.
The Danny Cracknell Christmas Appeal, which has been running for over 20 years, was previously organised by Mayor of Ringwood, Danny Cracknell before he passed away in 2008. Jock McMaster and other supporters have since driven the appeal and encouraged the people of Ringwood to help others during the festive period. Jock said: “Every Christmas we aim to collect a mountain of tinned foods, and other essential items that the needy may need over the Christmas period. Year in year out Ringwood School helps with our goal, and we are truly thankful to all of those that have donated items to this year’s collection.”
Ringwood Schools Guidance and Achievement Co-ordinator, Mr Himmel, said: “Ringwood School have once again done a fantastic job collecting for the Danny Cracknell Christmas Appeal. We have made a huge contribution to the lives of homeless people in the South and the students have had the chance to make a real difference.”
If you feel you can help with this year’s Danny Cracknell Christmas Appeal please contact, Jock McMaster on 01425 480093.